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iowa and nevada and of course are watching very closely on the other important battleground states including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, h
snow in hamilton and maybe snow on diablo and certainlily low snow levels in sierra nevada. dropping down to 3000 feet. this is unusual to be this warm fast. forecast highs, you see 70s, 73 in fairfield and 73 in walnut creek. >>> in the past 20 minutes, polls closed in two swing states, florida and new hampshire. more election results are coming into the ktvu newsroom, we will have the latest. >> the polls have closed in ohio, probably the most closely watched, no republican has ever won the presidency without taking ohio. here are the current numbers with one percent of the precincts reporting. president obama up 58 to 42% over mitt romney. >> now in the midst of the evening commute and people heading to the polls after work. let's go to john sacka. you are watching the activity at a precinct, right? >> reporter: yes, the traffic here has definitely picked up in the last hour as people have gotten off of work and come down to vote. you can see everybody around here. we are at the salvation army in clayton. there are three different voting precincts in operation. people have been c
. who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots, and, states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we're doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008, and you and i have had the discussion. i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very plea
it by. today a gentle watery slope approaches that structure, an $800 fish slider paid for by the nevada water district. >> they have at least another 3 miles of habitat that was opened up. >> we're about two to 3 miles upstream of the fish lad every right now and here is proof those fish were able to make it past that point. there is what they call a red there. a spawning bed in the spawning bed of the creek. this is about as far as most of those salmon can go. because another concrete barrier awaits the salmon here. one healy hopes hopes will one day be gone as well. >> i think this can support 500 fish in this stream. >> reporter: it's a small creek but healy said there's hundreds of others just like it where small projects could open new territory for a healthier salmon population and industry. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we're learning that the man accused of the death of sierra lamar is now facing new charges. they include attempted kidnapping in the commission of a carjacking. authorities say the incidents happened in march of 2009 and involved three separate victims
-- to go. sierra nevada, winter advisory starts at 4:00 today and goes until 4:00 a.m. main lin windy. clou -- mainly windy. some of that light, heavier the farther north you go. highs, upper 50s, lower 60s to the north. yet, mid-60s and even some 70s as you head towards santa clara valley. we'll have kind of a rainy pattern into early wednesday and then it is out of here. we'll have to watch out for fog. there could be really thick valley fog, otherwise it will be dry. >> thank you, steve. >>> sonoma county election officials say nearly one in four ballots still have not been counted two weeks after election day. that's nearly 42,000 mail-in and provisional ballots. the uncounted ballots have left at least three local races undecided. county election officials say it could take another two weeks to complete the count and certify the vote. >>> there are new graduation concerns for san francisco high school students set to graduate in 2014. in 2008, the district adopted a new policy requiring students to take classes that are required for admission into uc and csu schools. the class of 2014
. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we have been calling people in iowa and wisconsin. swing states. >> reporter: she too felt nerves as election day approached but that has changed. >> i feel optimistic. i wasn't till i looked at the polls yesterday and now i feel great. >> reporter: polls can be read differently by different people. the supporters here feel they are trending their way, especially in the swing states. they expect a victory party tonight, whatever the result we will have the post election rally here in chicago. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> since the race is so close. mitt romney decided he is not going to take the day off tomorrow as he planned for election day. ktvu's rita williams tells us he is planning a trip to pennsylvania and ohio. both key battleground states. >> reporter: this is now down to the final dash. and it will end for mitt romney right h
a difference in virginia, florida, colorado and nevada. >> the numbers don't lie. the demographics are changing. they are more and more latinos, asians and republicans are not clicking with those groups. >> mitt romney won more votes from white men, conservatives and older voters. some say the republican party needs to broaden their base and apeal to more -- appeal more people. >>> a flurry of tweets and the president set a new record. the election triggered 31 million tweets. president obama's tweet that read 4 more years was retweeted 700,000 times. president obama tweeted saying we are all in this together, that is how we campaigned and that is who we are. thank you. >>> supporters of gay marriage is celebrating today. measures legalizing same-sex marriage passed in maine and maryland. the 7th and 8th straits to allow. washington state could follow when all the ballots are counted. it is the first time they won at the polls. >>> two measures legalling marijuana passed in colorado and washington. legalizing marijuana passed in colorado and washington. experts say implementation remains uncert
today with stops in wisconsin, colorado and nevada. romney is targeting virginia. he softened his speech in the wake of the disaster avoiding direct attacks on the president while trying to make his own closing arguments. >> i don't just talk about change. i have a plan to execute change. >> reporter: i will have live coverage of what they are saying this morning during my next update. both sides are claiming the momentum and the advantage in the final day s of the race. >> new reports that as many as half of all california voters are expected to vote by mail. requests for mail in ballots, topped those in 2008. that's what 40% of voters voted by mail. that means some of the tightest races may not be decided until days after election day. mail in ballots take longer to count because the signature has to be compared with the one on the card. >>> supporters of the governor's tax measure are targeting bay area drivers right now. they are showing banners on freeway overpasses. proper 30 would raise sales taxes by a quarter cents and race income taxes on those who earn more than $250,000 a y
, nevada. the -- >>> southwest will end its flights between oakland and reno. >> nevada. recently, those flights have only been 55% full. they are the main tearier at reno airport. alaska and united will continue their flights between reno and the bay area. >>> 7:47. not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking the train. but amtrak does expect many more passengers than normal. beginning today it is adding extra trains to the san joaquin and the capital corridor to handle the increased ridership expected this weekend. >>> the construction of the new bay bridge span has reached a new milestone. crews have just finished transferring the weight of the bridge from a temporary platform to a single mile long cable. that means the span now officially holds its own weight. when completed, the bay bridge will be the longest suspension bridge of its kind in the world. it is set to open next labor day. >>> 7:48. well, president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here's some video. t
in the sierra nevada mountains. larry counsel disappeared during a trip to continues's canyon october 19. searchers have covered 48 square miles looking for him and say they will start up again if there's any new information as to his whereabouts. these gates are -- how muni is reacting. >> also, why the mayor of san francisco was playing ping pong today. the larger purpose behind this friendly match. nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. with over 200 varieties, keurig makes brewing a delicious cup of coffee simple. how does it brew such great coffee? well... inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, and if you travel up this mountain, there's this huge coffee grinder. and then the coffee lands in this cup and water rushes through. actually, i
.m. the whole time you have snow up in the sierra nevada. definitely a, you know, kind of a wild weather patternen considering how warm it's been. friday forecast looks like this. you have showers developing on thursday. certainly cooler and as you head toward the weekend, the sun comes out. but it's still kind of cool. >>> we're just 15 minutes away from more election day coverage. polls are about to close in florida and new hampshire. >> we are results from virginia. mitt romney in the lead with 1% reporting. 59% of the vote for romney. 41% for president obama. this is a crucial state and whoever wins this, it will be a key indicators in how this evening is going to go. more election coverage coming up after the break. meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious disease. health officials recommend vaccination. go to voicesofmeningitis.org. >>> some dogs and cats waiting for adoption in the east bay are trading up when it comes to their temporary homes. we went inside the new state of the art animal shelter and why it took so long to build it. >> reporter: dozens of dogs and cats today
in the sierra nevada. it doesn't look like much of an event for precipitation. yesterday 80s and 90s for many. san jose was 80. oakland 80. redwood city 80. sfo add 78 degrees -- at 78 degrees. just a few more record highs. temperatures were 10-15 above normal. now we are getting a earl breeze. temperatures drop today. they will continue to drop into friday and level out. not much of a system up here but that is definitely picked up the fog. that is a big change. 40s to 50s. the temperatures spread was about 15-16 degrees yesterday. i mean san francisco is sitting in the low 60s. now they're at 54-degrees with that fog and westerly breeze. again not a lot of rain with this. the cold air is upstream. this is your cloud, rain forecast. see how the system will increase. shower activity going through. that will take us into friday. a better opportunity i think on friday. again it's the cold more than the rain with this system. but it will linger into saturday morning. low clouds, fog, sun, cooler. westerly wind in place instead of an east or northeast. 60s and 70s now. temperatures on their way d
in the sierra nevada. but i think we have to wait until about friday. fog, sun, cooler. westerly wind. fog on the coast. 70s on the temps. and we continue to see temperatures sliding down here instead of the 80s hit be toys and 70s. friday will be 50s. and it will be cold. your weekend always in view. it will look better but it won't be very warm. >>> time now 5:52. boy a big night for supporters of legalizing marijuana. which states approved recreational marijuana use and how the justice department may respond. >>> it was a close race for a u.s. senate spot in wisconsin. how the state made history twice. >>> we are more election results for you right now. look at your screen. voters rejected proposition 32. it would have banned corporations and unions from using payroll deductions for political campaigns. yes 44% the no vote 56%. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously
. >> reporter: the group on their way back from touring the university of nevada reno did not mind. >> where we live in livermore it doesn't even rain that much. >> reporter: caltrans has 100 pieces of equipment and 130 crew members working around the clock to clear the snow. this accident on westbound 80 was one of numerous spin offs, folks driving too fast for the conditions. >> reporter: and these pictures were sent by the folks from squaw valley showing us a few inches of snow at the base late this afternoon. the resort is expecting up to a foot of snow between today and tomorrow. right now squaw valley is scheduled to open in two weeks. back here live if the weather forecast does hold up. boreal could reopen as early as this saturday. we're live along interstate 80, cara liu. >>> if you're traveling on highway 50 to the south lake tahoe area be prepared. these are pictures from earlier today. you can see it was snowing near lake level at myers. caltrans says four wheel drive vehicles and snow tires are the only exception to its changing requirements. >>> now to chief meteorologist bill mar
in santa rosa and looking at 30s and feeling those 30s all the way down into nevada this morning. we are looking at afternoon highs well below average for today, upper 50s, low 60s 2349 forecast and it will be a cool weekend. we will start out near freezing in some cases. widespread low to mid-30s in the forecast saturday and sunday. afternoon highs upper 1/5s to low 60s. -- upper 1/5s to low -- 50s to low 60s. back to you. >>> we'll continue to follow the storm this morning, and a lot of people heading up to the sierras since it's friday. for the most up to date weather information from storm tracker 2, head to our web site ktvu.com and click on the link at the top of the front a page and get the latest on our mobile ktvu.com. and we have to tell you about the gruesome discovery made at a campaign office for mitt romney. >>> new worries over clipper cars, how transit agencies are trying to protect your privacy. >>> and what criminals on two wheels did in a shopping center. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. quite an incredible story. this is in london, a ban of rob
california, nevada, and utah to feed thousands of hungry people on thanksgiving. >>> target is the latest retailer moving black friday up to thursday. this year, they will open their doors at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. target says it wants to give shoppers a convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event. wal-mart and toys-r-us moved their opening to 8:00 p.m. gap stores, sears, and k-mart will also be open on thanksgiving. >>> for workers, the fiscal cliff could spell disaster. we'll put some scary numbers to it, still ahead. . >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu, channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> it is a san francisco icon. but you probably never have seen it like this. today a tour of coit tower brought together artists and revealed what could be a political message inside. we see a part of the tower that has been closed to the public for decades. >> coit tower is iconic san francisco. it is a lookout where tourists gaze outward but few take the time to look inward. >> it is like getting a bit of my father back. >> reporter: suzy williams donated money to bui
nevada. you can kind of tell what is fog and what is high clouds, so what we're seeing here is fog in the central valley. this is tomorrow morning. model is not doing a great job, but i expect we'll see fog in all those places. the forecast highs tomorrow, mild and temperatures actually on the warm-up as we head into the holiday week and weekend with temperatures getting near 70 as we go into the saturday and sunday period, so a really nice-looking five-day forecast. and i am so happy it's not raining now. >> the overnight rains, crisp and clear. >>> superstorm sandy's effects will be felt for the rest of the year. the two landmarks that are going to remain closed. >>> and new details about the killing of bin laden. what we're learning about how he was buried at sea. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
will go to nevada. that's what the people here in illinois and chicago in particular were doing for president obama. they were traveling to swing states. they were driving to wisconsin. and that's how a lot of people got into this room tonight. by agreeing to go to these swing states to help with the ground game there. so these are the people who had the ticket, they earned a ticket into this room. and look here, their reaction now once the word came in. >> fired up, ready to go. >> and i said, this is great. >> he's a great president and i'm very happy. he has my back and i'm sorry for mitt romney but it's obama. we can't lose. >> what do i want for obama. i want the country to be the great country that it is. >> a few weeks ago i was up in wisconsin, we got wisconsin. last few weeks i've been calling wisconsin and ohio, we got both states. >> obama is winning, he's winning, he's winning. gosh thank you jesus. >> just as you're returning to us live here to chicago. it sound like that video is about to wrap up. this crowd is getting very energized. responding in time to that vid
holds off late as we'll go -- right there, swinging bay -- swinging by up in the sierra nevada. but by sunday, that snow level -- east wind means temperatures up across the boat. berkeley san francisco, oakland will be warmer than many. the car police are looking for right now in a chase. >>> and a live report on the early opening on some tahoe ski resorts today. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> it's going to be a nice day today. big changes start tomorrow. >> thank youing steve. >>> 8:14. and several sierra ski resorts are opening up for business today, days ahead of schedule. brian hickey joins us live from heavenly in south lake tahoe. so what's making this early opening possible? >> reporter: brrr! it's tough to make the snowed on top of the snow that they did receive. the people are already lining up to catch
throughout northern california and nevada. all their workers are on strike. there is no word how long the strike will go on for. the remittives out here say that the negotiations between the company and the union are continuing so there is some hope and optimism this might reach a resolution soon. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> overnight a pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries after a hit and run in santa rosa. that collision happened near the intersection of againville road and coffee lane. after the crash we found that suspect vehicle with its windshield shattered. witness tips led to the arrest of christian pena. he faces charges. a felony hit and run, driving under the influence, violating probation, and he has a prior dui conviction. the victim was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> there was another hit and run. a driver slammed into another car at hone avenue and farmers learn around 12:45 this morning. the victim was not injured anoas was able to describe the suspects car to police. police tracked down 52-year-old jimmy hawaii men these to highway 1
't told us whether anyone was hurt. >>> nevada man is facing kidnapping charges after being accused of taking a 16-year-old girl to las vegas for serks. the man was arrested tuesday at his home. police say the investigation started in september when he and two other men were found in a car with the girl in las vegas. the girl's mother told the police her daughter had run away. he is on probation for a prior child pornography case. >>> a story that has a lot of people talking this morning. a convicted sex offender is caught volunteering at an event at a san jose elementary school, and is not arrested. >> reporter: school just began at st. francis catholic school, so we ran into a lot of parts, and nobody new that a registered sex offend did he ever was allowed -- -- offend devin was allowed to be here. one parent recognized the man as a sex offender and told a deputy who was working security. he had a letter from a church officials stating he had permission to be at the school. of the sheriff's department says he was not arrested because under california penal code, a registered sex
to mara long. at this time it doesn't look like it'll until tomorrow. sierra nevada this is mainly a wind forecast, a winter storm warning, that starts at four. it's above 7,000 feet. this is a warm, warm system and again more wind than snow. above the 8,000 feet level a lot of snow. 60 do near 70 because some of the southeast wind. very juicy atmosphere over us. rain starts thursday night, friday, a break friday night, saturday, it takes us into sun and a break sunday night and monday. >> up and down. >> just hours ago san francisco swat police flushed out a wanted man. . >> what happened later and what that man is a accused of. . >> in between storm systems right now and that's giving work crews here in san francisco a chance to clean up and also get ready for the next round of rain. what they are giving out to residents so they can be prepared. >> and we are live in san leandro where 11 cars were damaged after a big rig plowed in to them. how sneezing played a role. we will have that story. . >>> time is 830. a major early morning big rig crash involving a dump truck and several p
. stretching from sear's point back over to nevada. that can be heavy rain. i think they had appear inch of reason ha 45 minutes at the boardwalk. you bonk and small stray -- labs like the heavier rain is steve to moving out. san jose north where some of that line has been. this kind of pattern, snow grade just keeps going over to pleasanton, livermore, dublin, haywood and up toward memoryville. out to the south bay. looks like highway 4 around antioch, oakley action brentwood, discoverer bay. starting to pick up. general rain, berkeley, oakland, san francisco, little bit no marin, mill valley, kempsville. that's where it's starting to pick up. there is just so much moisture, some of the rain goes through but the cloud cover isn't. this will about he with us all day. flash booed watches. looks like between now and sun. thursday through sunday time frame the forecast was maybe about ten inches, i think that will come through because of more rain on saturday and another on sunday. >> thank you. today the united states court may decide the fate of proposition 8, how san francisco is prepar
down in the sierra nevada, raising hopes for skiers and snowboarders. boreal ski resort announced it is opening slopes this afternoon after getting 8 inches of new snow. snow-making machines have been working around the clock. the resort will open at 3:30 this afternoon, offering lower than normal ticket prices. the resort will also stay open tomorrow. >>> meanwhile, squall valley and alpine meadows are counting down the days for opening. the resort sent pictures of their preps. both resorts plan to open the day before thanksgiving. >>> and if you are getting ready to head up the hill, just remember, chains are required on 80 east of baxter to truckie. chains are also required on highway 50 from twin bridges to myers, in el dorado county. the extreme conditions have caused numerous accidents already. rosemary will have a full look at your forecast in about four minutes. >>> new this morning, we are learning that a boy from santa clara is among those killed in the large earthquake in guatemala this week. 11-year-old aldo dominguez vasquez lived with his uncle and was working at his
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